Journal article

Physical Activity for Symptom Management in Women With Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Randomized Feasibility Trial on Physical Activity and Breast Metastases

Jasmine Yee, Glen M Davis, Daniel Hackett, Jane M Beith, Nicholas Wilcken, David Currow, Jon Emery, Jane Phillips, Andrew Martin, Rina Hui, Michelle Harrison, Eva Segelov, Sharon L Kilbreath

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019


CONTEXT: Physical activity for women with early-stage breast cancer is well recognized for managing cancer-related symptoms and improving quality of life. While typically excluded from interventions, women with metastatic breast cancer may also benefit from physical activity. OBJECTIVE: To 1) determine the safety and feasibility of a physical activity program for women with metastatic breast cancer and 2) explore the efficacy of the program. METHODS: Fourteen women with metastatic breast cancer were randomized to either a control group or an 8-week home-based physical activity intervention comprising twice weekly supervised resistance training and an unsupervized walking program. RESULTS: Th..

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Awarded by National Breast Cancer Foundation

Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, (NC-11-28, 2011). S.L.K. was a National Breast Cancer Foundation Career Research Fellow during the period of study evaluation. The authors would like to acknowledge The Primary Care Collaborative Cancer Clinical Trials Groups for assistance in design. The authors declare that they have nothing to disclose.